The series has catapulted into the rank of a true cultural phenomenon within a year The simpsons quickly saw its success declining on billions of derivatives, including several palettes of video games, which were generally developed in a hurry. And despite 14 years of absence on consoles, some experts on the series are hoping that some games will be the subject of a remake. Hmmmm … remake …
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Released between the Vice City and San Andreas episodes of the Grand Theft Auto saga, The Simpsons Hit & Run parodied the rock star universe with its popular lines and meta-reflections. As with the latest games, some of the series’ steadfast screenwriters were involved in the writing of this one of a kind action and driving game, including in particular Matt Selman
Baby you can’t drive my car
Interviewed by our colleaguesIGN in the future season 33, Selman also returned to the Hit & Run case:
We all played GTA back then and the publisher only wanted to publish one racing game. We explained to them that everyone is playing GTA and that people want to get out of their cars! The struggle to get out of this pattern was tough, but I think it was worth it.
Find out why Hit & Run seems to enjoy some popularity with gamers and managers since Game producer Vlad Ceraldi mentioned in 2019
I would really like to see a remastered version of The Simpsons Hit & Run. But if that were to happen, a whole series of extensive procedures would have to be cleared up.
When you think about the rights and assets of the game, which was then developed by Radical Entertainment, Selman is careful not to give any information about weight, which could prevent anything : since season 32, broadcast on Fox from September 2020, the voices of many characters such as Carl, Dr. Hibbert or (obviously) Apu have changed, Hank Azaria and his playmates preferred to leave their place to others to avoid years of criticism. When we know that Hit & Run Sieur Nahasapeemapetilon has a prominent role, we quickly understand why we shouldn’t rely on it too much …
What do you think of Matt Selman’s envy? Which The Simpsons game would you like to release? Let us know your cartoonish opinions in the comments below … and we’ll see you on September 26 for the 33rd season premiere!